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Sandy Seep Trail is a 2.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Flagstaff, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and mountain biking and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 2.7 mi Elevation gain 370 ft Route type Out & Back

Dog friendly

Kid friendly

Hiking

Mountain biking

Walking

Running

Forest

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

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Getting There

Arizona Office of Tourism, 2702 N. 3rd St., Suite 4015 , Phoenix, AZ, 85004, Phone: 888-520-3434, Fax: 602-240-5432, mfioritt@pni.com

Directions from Flagstaff: Drive east through Flagstaff on US 89A (Santa Fe Avenue). One half mile beyond the Townsend/Winona Road intersection a short Forest Road (FR 9139) turns west off the highway to the trailhead.

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Recordings (158)
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Jd Boyar
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Hiking

Not marked well. We decided to go farther to get some better views.

Judy Lynn
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Hiking

It was a pleasant trail to hike. Wide and uncrowded. We will definitely do it again!

Cyndy Cook
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Hiking

Hiked this trail with my teenage grandson on a early June morning. The views from the top are incredible. Good workout hiking up to the top. Easy to get turned around on the trails at the bottom of the crater.

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G Bern H
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Hiking

The hike as drawn on All-Trails is an easy quick hike especially if you're coming from one of the nearby campgrounds and after driving all day. I would not make a special trip here for this hike. We added more to this hike by turning to the West (at the turn around point) and making a large loop. It's easy to do using the All-Trails app and existing trails.

marcus martin
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Mountain biking

Flagstaff loop trail. Partial. Tapped out/bonked out around 20 miles.

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Marjorie Chinnock
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What I like about Sandy Seep are the connecting trails. You intersect to Christmas Tree and Elden Springs. Heart Trail is nearby and you can literally spend the entire day on secondary trails and forest roads.

Cosmicharlie1 Heynow
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If you go a bit further to the Little Elden Trail Sign it's 1.5 miles = a total 3 mile run or hike. I also enjoy going a mile (20-25 min) further up the Little Elden Trail. to where you can see an old fire road that's cabled off (to the left) Nice sights!

Ryan Martin
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Kellie Dunn
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Hiking

This is a nice trail, because it opens up into a meadow and you can see ahead of you, plus you can see the Aspen on the mountains or the snow-capped mountains in the winter.

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Cosmicharlie1 Heynow
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Ashley Marie
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Hiking

Went with our baby and had a lovely walk and enjoyed a smooth and easy trail! Lots of hornitos <3

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Melanie Hebert
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Hiking

Great trail- I would recommend combining it with heart trail. Heart trail allows for some elevation gain and really nice views!

Betsey Haren
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Hiking

Easy trail. Took off from Greer RV park and made the loop trail. Beautiful.

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Brenda S
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Hiking

Family friendly.

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Christopher Seay
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Hiking

Nice easy trail for people and pups. Went while visiting some friends in the area as an easy afternoon hike and fit the bill perfectly.

John Foster
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Hiking

Real nice, short trail near J & H RV Park on north 89. It was a beautiful Saturday afternoon and we only encountered maybe 10-12 people and 4-5 dogs out there :). We had our lab off-leash most of the time.

Keith Murrell
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A nice trail when you want a shorter hike. Nice views of Bell Rock and Courthouse.

Kirsten Chesney
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Hiking

I use Sandy Seep as my access trail to the other trails in the Mt. Elden trail system. It T-bones into the basin behind Mt. Elden and it is very difficult simply to turn around and go back to your car! Sandy Seep itself is very easy and meanders through the forest, although there are areas where logging has occurred and the trees are scant. There is an area of short Juniper trees in here too which contrast with the Pines. Recommended for people looking for a short meander with nice scenery

Sara Joslyn
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Did this with an entire loop of others, good hike.

Andy Mathis
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nice walk with the dogs in the forest.

Timothy Ivey
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Hiking

less traveled trail that you can go out and back or loop around. I did a loop and enjoyed it very much. I was also able to see quite a bit of wildlife as well.

Summer Johnson
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Hiking

pretty little hike that is easy to access yet less traversed than Fat Man's Loop, which is nice. Connects to the Heart Trail/ Little Elden Trail, giving opportunity to continue hiking to higher altitudes. Enjoyed this pleasant hike and Heart Trail as well. Finished just before a thunderstorm hit! WHEW :)

R A
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Hiking

Is a quick hike for short distance after work and before dark with connecting trails for some variety. Saw herd of deer and got within 15 yards last night. I enjoy this trail frequently along with Fatman's Loop.

Mitzie Rakich
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Hiking

Sandy nowhere to be found trail! Where is it?! We found the road but no markers or path. So disappointed :(

Tim Stalcup
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Hiking

Easy trail for a short walk run or hike. Great connector to several trails such as hearts or christmas tree. climbs about 500 feet. Connects up with Christmas Tree Trail which takes you to Fatman's Loop or go right and you can take the junction trail that hooks you up with Hearts and/or Little Elden Trail. I like this hike is better in July after all the rain and the blooming of the forest. Lots of green to look at, lots of horned toads, lizards, deer and elk and some of the better views of the inner bowl of the Mount Elden Mountain range. Out and back 2.8 miles

Lynn Haag
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Running

Running Sandy Seep is fairly easy and pleasant

Erin Trig
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Hiking
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Wayne Austin
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Laura Olson
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